Happenings on the Farm!


Laguna Farm Newsletter

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
March 1, 2016 
Dear Members, 

We had a great run on carrots, but for the next couple of months, we will not have them available for sale.  The carrot, being a tap-root, needs warm soil to grow strait and deep into the ground.  If we were to plant them in November or December, the roots would stay on the top of the soil resulting in some of the funniest, stubbiest carrots you will ever see.  For the next few months, I invite you to enjoy the abundance of greens coming from the farm. Three kinds of kale, chard, arugula, spinach, mustard, collard and our diverse salad and saute’ mixes should make the wait for carrots much more tolerable.  

Community Alliance of Family Farmers (CAFF) is organizing a CSA open house on Saturday March 5th from 1:00 – 5:00.  At Laguna Farm, we are using this event to invite the public out to learn about our farm and CSA program.  I will have sliced raw produce and pesto for dipping along with vegetable and fruit juices.  Participants will see sample CSA produce and juicing boxes and I will be on hand to answer questions and give out coupons. If you know of someone looking for a CSA, please encourage them to attend this event.  With CSA farms in north Santa Rosa, Forestville, Sebastopol and Petaluma participating, this will be a nice tour de’ CSA!
Be Well,
Jennifer Branham
Produce Box:  
Salad Mix, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Beets, Navel Oranges, Parsley.
Parsley Pesto with Walnuts!

Simply Recipes has this wonderful recipe for parsley walnut pesto

1 cup shelled walnuts, about 3 1/2 ounces

2 cups chopped parsley, about 1 bunch

1/2 cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese

3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup olive oil

Give it all a whirl in the food processor and enjoy on toast, pasta, with fish or as a bagel spread.  No need to wait until summer for pesto when parsley grows abundantly in the winter.

Juice Boxes
Beets, Ginger, Navel Oranges, Lemon-limes, Kale, Spinach, Parsley

If you ever needed another reason to love parsley…
The clean dish details several of the health benefits of this vegetable / herb along with a wonderful recipe for a juice that features parsley, oranges, apple and limes.
Not a lemon, and not a lime, we found this citrus in Healdsburg and harvested it alongside navel oranges and grapefruit. Lemon-limes as we are calling them are a cross between the two.  They are tart, juicy and blend well with filtered water, honey and ginger.  Serve warm or cold and enjoy!
Diversify your greens!  Spinach, kale and parsley are all from different families, so your juicing box is diversified!  Remember to rotate your greens.  It’s good for you!
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